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NVIDIA CUDA Technology Dramatically Speeds Up Facial Recognition in CyberLink MediaShow 5 Digital Photo Application


SANTA CLARA, Calif.—NVIDIA Corp. announced today that CyberLink MediaShow 5, a new software program that organizes digital photos based on who is in them, is utilizing the CUDA parallel processing power of NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics processing units (GPUs) to search and sort photo libraries.

CyberLink MediaShow 5 searches and organizes your photo collection using a sophisticated face recognition algorithm. By utilizing co-processing – which leverages the massive parallel processing power of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in tandem with the computer’s central processor (CPU) – CyberLink MediaShow 5 provides up to a 70%[i] improvement in application speed so you can find the photos you want faster.

“Consumers are accumulating massive photo libraries, given the proliferation of digital cameras, camcorders and smart phones,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “MediaShow 5 helps them better manage their photo collections by searching photos based on face recognition and tagging. NVIDIA CUDA technology significantly reduces the processing time involved in this.”

In addition to face recognition, MediaShow 5 uses NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology to accelerate video conversion while still delivering ultra-high image quality.

“An NVIDIA GPU is for more than just games,” said Sanford Russell, general manager of the CUDA group at NVIDIA. “It is the perfect processor for manipulating pictures, video and other visual data, and CUDA is what makes this possible. It’s great to see CyberLink at the forefront of this technology trend.”


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